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Cross-linguistic influence in simultaneous Cantonese-English bilingual children's comprehension of relative clauses

Kidd, Evan; Chan, Angel; Chiu, Joie


The current study investigated the role of cross-linguistic influence in Cantonese-English bilingual children's comprehension of subject- and object-extracted relative clauses (RCs). Twenty simultaneous Cantonese-English bilingual children (Mage = 8;11, SD = 2;6) and 20 vocabulary-matched Cantonese monolingual children (Mage = 6;4, SD = 1;3) completed a test of Cantonese RC comprehension. The bilingual children also completed a test of English RC comprehension. The results showed that, whereas...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
DOI: 10.1017/S1366728914000649


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